Margaret Mitchell is Professor in Criminology at the University of Western Sydney. Margaret was Associate Professor and Director of the Sellenger Centre for Research in Law Justice and Policing at Edith Cowan Universty, Perth, Western Australia between 2005 and 2008, and Senior Lecturer at the Australian Graduate School of Policing, Charles Sturt University, Manly New South Wales 1999 and 2005.
Her academic background is complemented by applied experience through a two and a half year secondment undertaken as Senior Policy Officer at New South Wales Police, working on post Wood Royal Commission reform implementation. Before coming to Australia in July 1999 she was Director of Research for the Police Research Unit, at Glasgow Caledonian University responsible for many national research projects for the Scottish Office, the Home Office and several partnership projects with UK police organisations.
She has an MA from Glasgow University; an MSc from University of Calgary; and a PhD from Glasgow University.